Andrew starts his indoor soccer season tomorrow, and has outgrown his indoor soccer shoes. A few days ago I told him about the Adidas web site and how you can customize your own shoe on the site and then order it. So this morning when we mentioned that tonight we would have to run out and get him a new soccer ‘boot’ he responded with “Can I customize my own?”.
And here is is!
It’s so amazing how we have come to a point in our society where we can mass produce customization. We always want to be able to choose the color, or add a little personalization or an initial or something to make it different. As always this reminds me of a bible story! And today its Mary and Martha – the two sister who made their own choices
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10 (New International Version, ©2010)
We have choices, or life customizations, to make all day know. Customize in a way that you choose what is better – what will not be taken away!
Oh, and just so you know, even though Andrew would be the BMOC with those shoes, he will not be allowed to make the choice to order them!